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the Obsession Chronicles

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts.
But I can't stop eating peanuts.

the sun coming out

posted 13 March 2005

inspiration striking

somewhere among the grey days this winter i stopped taking pictures * so much so that i stopped carrying my digi around with me everywhere i went * well, i'm back! in 3 days i've taken over 250 photos & i haven't gone out yet today...

it's funny how it comes & goes like that * i try to just let it flow & let it slow as the universe directs but it sure feels good when it starts up again! last Tuesday out on the headlands was one of those days when it just really feels like i'm in exactly the right place & enjoying exactly the right time * i'm lucky enough to feel like that most of my life (it's all about the attitude) but i hadn't felt quite so right since the night we camped below Turks Head * i saw all kinds of pictures all over the headlands & for the first time in weeks wished i had my camera with me * when my feet hit the wet sand down at the beach i laughed out loud... this is it!

the next day i took just under 150 photos (love that digi) * some of them are even good (see the whole show at tyV) *

cell phone free zone

odds are, i live in a different world than you do * i live in a different world than many of my friends do * i have had very close friends, gentle sweet people, ask questions that feel rude to me, like "what do you do for fun? drive into town?" i'm tempted to say, "o no, there's nothing fun within 50 miles of here * if i want fun i have to go to the city, of course" * most people think fun involves traffic & cell phones *

i've had strong independent friends tell me, after a single day alone in the house, "i couldn't do your job" -- as in work at home, alone * i don't really think of myself as strong & independent... i'm like that adorable pathetic Paul Giamatti at the Independent Spirit Awards: "i'm neither independent nor spirited" *

mine is a different world * i certainly don't live in it alone but it's not the one that even my way more open than that non-exisitant "normal" friends consider "normal" * they say things that surprise me, sometimes hurt my feelings, without even thinking about it * not that i think before i speak alla time... some of the things they say make it sound like they feel that their world is better, easier, more fun or even more worthwhile than mine is & i know they would never say that that's true * sometimes i wonder, not that i hold it against them... i'm just saying... & hopefully they won't hold it agains me if they think they know who they are because i'm talking about some of my very closest friends here *

scramble: ninth #94 through #97 -- photos by Sienna M Potts, Caspar Beach, 9 March 2005
scramble: ninth #94 through #97
see more: slide show at tyV
leftie ninth #122: self-portrait with braid -- photo by Sienna M Potts, Caspar Beach, 9 March 2005
ninth #122: self-portrait with braid

everybody thinks her own choices are the best ones, at least i hope so, but mine are only best for me (& so on) * they may only be best for now, or best out of the available options * maybe nobody can really see into another person's world * i know it's taken me a long time even to start to understand my own!

i'm working on it... & maybe those friends who do read this will give it a little more thought too *


take me to the river

Canyonlands, i toldja i'd be back! i made my plans with the kind & amusing brothers V to return to the gorgeous muddy quiet Green River again in September * sigh... i'm already there *

ninth #114: evening glows green at Caspar Beach -- photo by Sienna M Potts, Caspar Beach, 9 March 2005
ninth #114: evening glows green at Caspar Beach

my horrorscope this week
(for the week of 10 March 2005):
Some freaks of nature, like four-leaf clovers, are considered good luck. Others, like six-legged frogs, are omens that something is amiss. Then there are the prodigies that are a little scary because they're so bizarrely extraordinary, even if they're also signs of hope. A few years back, for example, some Native Americans believed the birth of a white buffalo in Wisconsin heralded the healing of Grandmother Earth and the unification of the races. It's quite possible, Aries, that you will soon have brushes with all three types of mutants. To increase the likelihood that you'll escape an encounter with the six-legged frog variety, all you have to do is avoid indulging in negative thoughts about people.

angel cards i just drew:
birth   strength   tenderness
ninth #38 -- photo by Sienna M Potts, Caspar, 9 March 2005
ninth #38
ninth #109: shadows past & present -- photo by Sienna M Potts, Caspar Beach, 9 March 2005
ninth #109: shadows past & present
my favorite crushes:
the Green River *
New Zealand *
Jill Hennessy *
George Eads *

what i'm watching:
Crossing Jordan *
Amazing Race 7 *

what i'm reading
The Way Out *
The New Zealanders  *
my favorite dream this month
i was looking through a pile of the special quarters (we just got our Cali quarter) only there were quarters honouring other countries * the one i remember most clearly was for Nicaragua * i was very touched that it was included & the image on it was of the Sandinista soldiers (the good guys in my mind, not in Bush's!) * it was not what i would have put on the quarter since the quarters are usually more... friendly, but i was still very impressed that it was honouring a part of history that we'd much rather ignore * if only...
twelfth #36 -- photo by Sienna M Potts, Caspar, 12 March 2005
twelfth #36
ninth #49: late light -- photo by Sienna M Potts, Caspar Headlands, 9 March 2005
ninth #49: late light on the Headlands
my answers to those questions he always asks on Inside the Actors Studio are as follows (today):
my most favorite word is please *
my least favorite word is dunno *
what turns me on is patience *
what turns me off is thoughtlessness *
a sound i love is Pippin's yawns *
a sound i hate is coffee water boiling over *
my favorite curse word is muthahfokker *
a profession other than my own that i would love to try is anything in film *
a profession i would hate to try is event planner *
if i end up at the pearly gates & there is a god to greet me, i would want her to say, "Cascades or Canyonlands?" *
leftie twelfth #37 -- photo by Sienna M Potts, Caspar, 12 March 2005
twelfth #37
see more: slide show at tyV


leftie twelfth #35 -- photo by Sienna M Potts, Caspar, 12 March 2005
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